Sri Sri Radha Madanamohana Jhulan Yatra 2023
Jhulan Yatra is among the most auspicious festivals celebrated in the Vrindavana. It is also known as the swing festival. This beautiful festival lasts up to thirteen days in the sacred town Vrndavana. It is a festival to celebrate Radha Krishna’s pastime of swinging on a golden swing everyday until Balarama-purnima.
In the Shravana month, this festival is celebrated in the other states of India as well. In accordance with Srila Prabhupada’s instructions, ISKCON temples observe this festival for 5 days. This is such a wonderful day to celebrate the pastimes of Lord Krishna.
We celebrate the sacred festival of Jhulan Yatra (Swing festival) in the auspicious sacred month of Shravana (July-Aug). We begin on the Pavitropanna Ekadashi in the waxing phase of the moon and continue till Sawan Purnima (Full moon) i.e. for 5 days.
The Deities of Radha and Krishna are placed on an beautifully decorated swing in the temple hall. After receiving the traditional arati worship, the Deities are pushed on their swing. Swing is decorated with all types of flowers and different creepers and leaves to give a feel as if the swing has appeared directly from Vrndavan, the holy place of Lord Krishna. On the day, devotees work hard and put their heart and soul to make this festival a blissful sight for the visitors.